CAIRO, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's prosecution ordered 15 days in prison pending investigations for Muslim Brotherhood top leader Mohamed Badie over alleged killing of protesters, state TV reported on Tuesday.
Badie was arrested by police in Cairo in the early hours of Tuesday, and was then transferred under intensive security measures to Mazraah prison in Torah complex, where former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are detained.
The Brotherhood leader is accused of killing opponents of ousted Islamic President Mohamed Morsi, inciting clashes against security forces, and assaulting government institutions.
Under Brotherhood regulations, Badie' deputy Mahmoud Ezzat was appointed as temporary leader of the Islamist group.
News Analysis: Arab states' support boosts Egypt's economic confidence despite west's aid cuts
CAIRO, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- As western powers are waving threats to cut their aid to Egypt after violence erupted in the top regional country, different Arab states declared their financial and political support to Egypt, which it's likely to ease the foreign pressure, experts say.
"The Arab support to Egypt came in the right time and it is a message for the United States and the West that Egypt will not be left alone," said Sayyed Amin Shalabi, executive director of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs. Full story
White House says U.S. aid to Egypt still under review
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The White House said Tuesday the Obama administration had not cut off assistance to Egypt and that President Barack Obama and his national security team would discuss whether to continue or curtail the 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in annual aid.
Published reports suggesting the U.S. assistance to Egypt had been cut off were "not accurate," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a daily briefing. Full story
Egypt faces war of terror: presidential spokesman
CAIRO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt is facing a war waged by " terrorist forces," a presidential spokesman said Saturday in reference to recent clashes between security men and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi across the country.
Spokesman Mostafa Hegazi told reporters here that what is happening in Egypt and the protests held by Morsi's supporters were "acts of real terror" instead of a political dispute. Full story
Egypt PM says no reconciliation with "those involved in bloodshed"
CAIRO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi on Saturday vowed no reconciliation with "those whose hands have been tarnished by blood," in reference to the Muslim Brotherhood whose members have clashed with police in protest of a dispersal operation against their sit-in camps.
At a press conference, Beblawi said there was no chance of reconciliation with those "who violated the law." Full story